Producer Paul’s Picks: Week 9

Producer Paul’s Picks: Week 9
November 2, 2013, 3:45 pm
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Picks in bold:

Panthers -7.5 vs. Falcons
Just because I took the sucker’s points with the Falcons in Arizona last week, and got what I deserved DOES NOT mean that the Cardinals are better than everyone thinks.  It just means that the Texans could go winless the rest of the season and the Falcons still would probably edge them out for biggest disappointment.

Cowboys -10 vs. Vikings
The Saints inability to close out the Patriots was bad. The Cowboys stealing a loss from the Lions was worse.

Ravens -3 at Browns
Judging by degrees of Rob Ryan, the Browns are losing in the final 90 seconds to the Ravens this week.

Saints – 6 at Jets
Cannot make this line high enough. Come to think of it, the Saints have to be KILLING Vegas this season.

(checks)

And whattya know – 6-1 against the spread. One Kenbrell Thompkins catch away from being a perfect 7-0.

Titans -3 at Rams
Both these teams have more wins than the Texans. Really.

Bills +3 vs. Chiefs
And the undefeated Andy Reid era in Kansas City comes to an end in Buffalo. True story. Lock. It. Up.

Raiders –3 vs. Eagles.
The Philadelphia 76ers are 2-0! One Team, One City, One Dream.

Chargers –1 at Redskins
OK people can we please calm down with Philip Rivers ‘revival’ and ‘back among the elite in 2013.’ I want him to throw touchdowns to Keenan Allen as much as anyone, but let’s pump the brakes.

Seahawks -17 vs. Bucs
So, uh Greg, FAU is looking for a new head coach…but no, no you cannot bring your vials of MRSA to a college campus.

Patriots -7 vs. Steelers
That poor, poor tortured Boston fan base. How did they manage celebrating those last two World Series wins with the Red Sox clinching on the road.

Also – anyone know Tim McCarver’s last words on air were? (The way that farewell dragged on, I never thought McCarver and Joe Buck were ever going to sign off after that game): “Ditto.”

Texans - ????? vs. Colts
1-0 with the blind picks so far which I like. I’m assuming its around plus-6, and I’m gonna go ahead and say the Texans win just to keep things interesting for a little while.

First Case Keenum, now the roof may even be open, in another 10 weeks Gary Kubiak may be in full on ‘no rules’ mode. And ‘No Rules’ makes ‘Let’s get weird’ look tame.

(looks up spread)

Texans +1
Hmm. Guess the Texans are winning.

Packers -10.5 vs. Bears.
Remember that 10-game run I talked about the Packers going on? This is only the halfway point people.

Last Week: 6-6-0 Season: 58-52-2

Texans - Team News
Alfred Blue - RB
Alfred Blue (ankle) remained limited in Thursday's practice. Arian Foster's caddie is in no danger of missing Week 9.
Oct 30 3:41PM Read More
Andre Johnson - WR
Andre Johnson (ankle) returned to Texans practice Thursday, getting in a limited session. Johnson was never in any danger of missing Sunday's game against the Eagles. With six teams on bye for Week 9, Johnson is a WR1.
Oct 30 3:40PM Read More
Arian Foster - RB
Arian Foster (knee) returned to Texans practice Thursday, getting in a limited session. The Texans are just managing their superstar back's reps. With DeMarco Murray facing the Cardinals' elite run defense, there's a case to be made for Foster as Week 9's No. 1...
Oct 30 3:39PM Read More
Alfred Blue - RB
Alfred Blue (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice. Blue got first-team reps with Arian Foster (knee) not practicing. The Texans also held out Andre Johnson (ankle) on Wednesday.
Oct 29 5:15PM Read More
Andre Johnson - WR
Andre Johnson (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. The Texans are limiting Johnson's reps for rest purposes. He didn't suffer any setbacks last week and should be fine for Sunday's game against the Eagles.
Oct 29 3:43PM Read More
Arian Foster - RB
Arian Foster (knee) did not practice Wednesday. It's a new injury for Foster. Coming off his three-touchdown performance, it's possible the Texans are getting him some rest. Foster will be a top-three running back in Week...
Oct 29 3:18PM Read More
Zac Diles - LB
Texans signed LB Zac Diles. CB Elbert Mack was waived in a corresponding roster move. Diles' addition is a sign the Texans aren't expecting Brian Cushing (knee) back for Week 9.
Oct 28 4:04PM Read More
Garrett Graham - TE
Garrett Graham was held without a catch in the Texans' Week 8 win over Tennessee. Graham was targeted just one time on the day, a seam shot from Ryan Fitzpatrick that predictably fell incomplete. Graham has been a very minor part of the offense, making...
Oct 26 4:53PM Read More
Andre Johnson - WR
Andre Johnson caught seven passes for 55 yards in the Texans' Week 8 win over the Titans. Johnson saw a team-high dozen targets. He was followed by Titans top CB Jason McCourty for much of the afternoon, leaving DeAndre Hopkins to work on sophomore Blidi...
Oct 26 4:44PM Read More
DeAndre Hopkins - WR
DeAndre Hopkins caught five passes for 95 yards in the Texans' Week 8 win over the Titans. Hopkins was targeted 11 times compared to 12 for Andre Johnson. Hopkins picked up chunk yards on all of his grabs, and was stopped at the five-yard line on one grab where...
Oct 26 4:24PM Read More
Alfred Blue - RB
Alfred Blue rushed for 42 yards on 14 carries in the Texans' Week 8 win over the Titans. Blue added a 22-yard catch. With the Texans clobbering the Titans late and Arian Foster having already piled up 173 yards and three touchdowns, Blue got plenty of run late...
Oct 26 4:11PM Read More
Ryan Fitzpatrick - QB
Ryan Fitzpatrick completed just 19-of-35 passes for 227 yards, one touchdown, and zero... Fitzpatrick was pretty bad for most of the day, begging to be picked off, but the Texans rode Arian Foster's legs to victory. Fitzpatrick's lone touchdown went to Foster on...
Oct 26 3:45PM Read More
Arian Foster - RB
Arian Foster rushed for 151 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries in the Texans' 30-16, Week 8... Foster managed just 36 yards on his first 10 carries, but broke a 34-yard touchdown and had no trouble finding holes in the Tennessee defense from there on. Foster caught a...
Oct 26 3:21PM Read More
Jadeveon Clowney - LB
Jadeveon Clowney (knee) is active for Week 8 against the Titans. Clowney will play on a "pitch count," likely in pass-rushing and third-down situations. Good luck with Clowney and J.J. Watt, Zach Mettenberger. Inactive for the...
Oct 26 10:34AM Read More
Jadeveon Clowney - LB
Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) is likely to play against the Titans, but will be on a... "I thought what he did what he had to do this week," coach Bill O’Brien said. "I think he’s got a good shot to play on Sunday." Clowney has been...
Oct 25 9:13AM Read More

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